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A Sport Recife fan sits with his back to pitch and head in his hands at a 2-3 pre-season defeat to Flamengo Arcoverde
(Image: Twitter/Humor Esportivo)

VIDEO: Sport Recife fan sits with back to pitch and head in hands at defeat to Flamengo Arcoverde

Despair on opening day of Campeonato Pernambucano.

Sofrer por amor machuca, mas sofrer pelo meu time dói muito mais pic.twitter.com/Y3Stsa5j0t

— Humor Esportivo (@Humor_Esportivo) January 23, 2019

A shirtless Sport Recife fan sat with his back to the pitch and his head in his hands during the 2-3 home defeat to minnows Flamengo Arcoverde.

Milton Mendes’s side fell to a shock defeat at their Ilha do Retiro stadium on the opening day of the Campeonato Pernambucano on Saturday.

Primeiro gol da temporada 2019 do @sportrecife pic.twitter.com/pLDOakglPC

— 🇧🇷Carlos Dias (@kapkav) January 19, 2019

Even though there’s still plenty of time for his team to make amends, this supporter was visibly gripped by despair.

At least it brought a moment of light relief to one onlooker who can be heard laughing off camera, revelling in the gallows humour of the moment.

https://twitter.com/BarrigadasBott/status/1086725046511566848

Adryelson opened the scoring for Sport Recife after nineteen minutes, only for the visitors to hit back with three second-half goals.

Guilherme pulled one back in stoppage time but it wasn’t enough to prevent Flamengo Arcoverde emerging triumphant.

Fortunately for Sport Recife, they bounced back with a 2-0 win at Vitória das Tabocas on Wednesday.